Skip to comments.The Biggest Non-Story in Tuesday’s Elections? Mississippi Voter ID Implemented With No Problems
Posted on 06/06/2014 11:08:01 PM PDT by kingattax
It wasnt the biggest story following Tuesdays elections in various states, but it was the biggest and most-ignored non-story.
Mississippis new voter ID law got its first run in the June 3 primary, and the sky did not fall. Despite the tiresome and disproven claims by opponents that such laws cause wholesale voter disenfranchisement and are intended to suppress votes, Mississippi sailed through its first test of the new ID requirements, according to The Clarion Ledger, the newspaper of Jackson, Miss.
Aside from being able to use any form of government-issued photo ID, like every other state with ID requirements, Mississippi provides a free ID for anyone who does not already have a government-issued photo ID. Contrary to the claims of those who say large numbers of Americans dont have an ID, Mississippi estimated that only 0.8 percent of Mississippians lacked an ID. In fact, even that may have been an overestimate since the state had to issue only about 1,000 voter ID cards.
All those who forgot their ID on Tuesday also could vote by an affidavit as long as they returned and showed an ID within five days.
The Clarion Ledger reported how few problems there were in the implementation of the new requirement. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said the state devoted countless hours of time and training to election officials across the state and the result was that there were hardly any complaints.
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I confess I'm more than a little confused by your argument here. It seems to me that you're saying that because the Voter ID law was executed well, it must be Constitutional. It also seems that you would say that if the Voter ID law was a fiasco that it must not be Constitutional.
I suggest that the Constitutionality of the Voter ID law is a matter of law and not execution.
Until Holder finds a Obama judge to overturn it,
Understand, we are all serfs, elections only have consequences when Dems win them. Otherwise the Obama judges rule.
I'll bet little Delbert had to fight his way to and from school with that last name.
The outcry against voter ID laws is only a thinly disguised attempt to keep a viable avenue of vote fraud open.
LOL. I think most Americans get state ID’s by the time they’re 18. I did and I had a physical disability when I got it...didn’t start driving til after college too.
These Lefty’s are so controlling they really think Americans are too stupid to handle life.
Finally, someone who understands. Now to get rid of early absentee voting and paperless computerized voting machines. And if it is true that national elections are counted by a company owned by Soros, we must get rid of that and maybe we will get back to fair and honest elections.
Or maybe the dems will just come up with another way to cheat. When it comes to thieving the dems are very inventive.
Don’t think for a minute that the implementation of Mississippi’s voter ID law didn’t have anything to do with McDaniel puling ahead of Cochran.
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Voters are used to showing ID to get their SNAP cards, so it was a snap on election day.
True, but the real point is that those who opposed the ID requirements were claiming it was a racist/ageist set of burdens because there was no way many citizens could obtain the necessary IDs. IOW, the adversaries were using the potential of execution problems as their whole case. BTW - poor execution of a good law, or good execution of a bad law can very well be of concern.
Even if it passes, a liberal FED judge will strike it down at the first challenge.
The success or non-success of implementing voter ID laws, and whether voter ID requirements are constitutional, are two vastly different things.
I think the availability of hard statistics (only 1000 free ID cards were needed) addresses the arguments that the progressives have been making. Our state’s voter ID law has been declared unconstitutional (even though the Supreme Court declared Indiana’s constitutional) and the judge bought the argument that there were large numbers of minorities that could not prove their birth and get ids.
This is what shows the foolishness of those who believe Voter ID laws are unconstitutional. Again, I assert that the constitutionality of Voter ID laws is a matter of law and not execution. It is dangerous when activist judges and justices issue opinions based on factors other than the law.
Gosh, it’s strange there was no coverage then. /s Partisan Media Shills ping.